Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III addressed the media after the Redskins first practice of training camp and he was asked how much different he feels this training camp as opposed to last season. RGIII stated:
“I think everyone feels different in the organization you know we just have an opportunity to come in with more energy. Um, there’s a togetherness in that locker room and in the building. You know for me personally obviously not having to come off of a knee surgery is a big boost for me.
Having the opportunity to work on my craft in the offseason with my QB coach, with Sean and Jay while we’re there or allowed to be in the building. So it’s been great being able to hang out with the guys, being around them, and I look forward to it.”
Griffin was also asked how things have changed as a quarterback this offseason from where he was last year:
“No I mean there’s a difference in coming back from a knee injury and rehabbing as opposed to being able to work on your craft throughout the whole offseason, so I think we all know in this room, uh its beneficial to be out there in practice it’s beneficial to not have to worry about an injury, so that’s that. But other than that I don’t pay that stuff any mind, I ready to go.
Last season you didn’t really hear RGIII alluding to the fact that not having an offseason to work on his game had a negative impact on his play. But now he’s saying that did have an impact and how much better it feels to not have to deal with an injury. We’ll see how much being able to work on his game in the offseason helps Robert Griffin III as a quarterback this year.